Why do we have Red Bean Dessert?

Why do we have Red Bean Dessert?Why do we have Red Bean Dessert?

What is red bean dessert good for? It is perfect to have it cold in the summertime and hot in the winter time. You can add various ingredients to the red bean dessert too, however, the way you like the dessert. Chinese have this dessert regularly and it is very nutritious, good for your health.

Nutritional Value

This red bean dessert is rich in vitamin B and E. It contains minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese.

Chinese Nutrition

This dessert helps to remove any coldness from the body. The coldness is due to partaking cold food regularly. There are times your body cannot tolerate a large amount of cold food, therefore, your body does not react well. Then, you would need to eat something to balance out your body. Red bean helps with constipation.

Red Bean Variations

You can add red bean with either date, lotus seed, and sago, or coconut mill and logan.

Why do we have Red Bean Dessert?History of Red Bean

Where does the red bean come from? They are a seed from a flowering plant called legumes. The bean comes from pods. It is very important to cook the bean before eating. This is the safest way. And the bean would be too hard to chew without any cooking.

Red Bean Dessert Recipe


1 cup red adzuki bean                        1/2 cup sugar ( or rock sugar)

1 1/2 tbsp. tapioca pearl                     6 cup water


  1. Soak red bean overnight.
  2. Fill a pot with water. Once boiled, add red bean. Turn down the heat. Allow it to simmer for one hour. Stir regularly.
  3. Add the sugar. When the sugar dissolves, add tapioca pearl. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir constantly.
  4. After the tapioca become translucent. If the dessert too thick, do add more water. Let it cook until desired thickness.

Red bean dessert is fantastic for everyday dessert. This dessert is great for an upset stomach. This dessert is not too sweet and is versatile; it has many benefits for the body.

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